Hi there, thank you for coming back to Azy Reading Journey website, where our goal is to make learning fun. Do you want more fun number games for preschoolers – add mega bloks and dinosaurs.
Azy loves dinosaurs and he got some when he celebrated his fourth birthday. So, the dinosaurs will be joining the counting parade. This new addition to the number games means more fun for Azy.
Like the building blocks, he loves to play with the few dinosaurs that he already had.
Therefore, with the additional 55 pieces (that include trees and stones), we will have more than enough dinosaurs to help teach him to count.
The dinosaurs that he got are in various sizes and colors, so counting them will help Azy to continue learning colors.
More On Activities To Teach Number Recognition
In the last post, I listed the toys and materials that we were planning to use to help Azy with numbers and lower-case letters. You can see more about that here.
I discussed the following:
♦2-1 Magnetic Matching Puzzle
♦Touch and Learn Activity Desk
♦Magnetic Letters and Numbers
♦ Double-Sided Learning Board or Tray
I will now discuss the others:
♦Mickey Mouse ABC. 123 nesting & stacking blocks
Additional Activities To Teach Number Recognition
The ten pack DVD that we bought for Azy, includes two DVDs that teaches counting and number recognition. Azy loves to watch those DVDs.
We are trying to help him to use the flash cards that matches the number that is showing on the DVD as he watches it. This will give him the opportunity to count the number of items on the card while learning the number.
We will also be helping him to use the magnetic numbers to match each number as it appears on the DVD.
In the video below you will see Azy learning numbers while watching one of the LeapFrog DVD.
Azy’s mother bought some play money for him, and we are planning to use those as well. We will help him to count the bills and coins, and he can learn to match them while we are doing that. During this time, we can also help him to identify the $1.00, $5.00 and $10.00 bills.
Since the Mickey Mouse ABC. 123 nesting & stacking blocks has letters, numbers and items to count, we will use them for counting and number recognition. We will also continue to use them to do the letters because they have both upper- and lower-case letters.
Azy Is Having Fun Learning Numbers
Azy is having fun learning the numbers, and he loves to use the flash cards. He still prefers to do the numbers more than the letters. When it is time for him to do the lower-case letter, he still wants to do the upper-case letters. So, we have decided to let him use both.
When I talked about the 2-1 Magnetic Matching Puzzle in the last post, I said that since the numbers were in word form there was not much fun in using it.
However, it is Azy’s favorite choice to do the letters. Therefore, instead of using it to test his knowledge, we will let him use it for upper- and lower-case letters.
I believe that is a good thing that he still wants to do the upper-case letters, because it is even better if he learns them together. So, when we do the letters, he will place the lower-case letters on top of the upper-case letters.
He is having fun doing it that way, so we will continue using the 2-1 Magnetic Matching Puzzle.
Azy also got additional toys, including a, vetch Drill & Learn Toolbox for his birthday. This toolbox can teach him Pretend Play, Fine Motor Skills, Colors and Sing-Along Songs. He can also use this toy to help him with number recognition and identification.
Will The Plan Work?
Since we are always looking to find fun ways to teach Azy, we are also always making plans to try different activities to see which ones work best for him.
Therefore, we might not use all the toys and materials, or do the activities that are listed above. However, since we already have a plan, we can easily go from one activity to the next.
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Hello, my name is Jackie. My family members and I are teaching my grandson Azy to read and I am writing about the challenges and the joy that comes from doing so. My goal is to write articles that will encourage and help parents and others who want to do the same for their kids or other children. Thanks for travelling along with us. Blessings, Jackie